Request by Exxon to Haul Oil After Pipeline Break Denied

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Gaviota coast, California. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care.


Officials denied a request Tuesday by Exxon Mobil to temporarily use tanker trucks to transport crude oil from offshore wells through Santa Barbara County after a recent pipeline break that has become the state’s largest coastal oil spill in 25 years…

Read Full Article, AP / ABC News

Company Responsible for Santa Barbara County Oil Spill Had Numerous Safety, Maintenance Infractions: Report, The Los Angeles Times (05-21-2015)
Pains Pipeline, the large Texas-based company responsible for the pipe that ruptured in Santa Barbara County, has accumulated 175 safety and maintenance infractions since 2006, according to federal records…

State of Emergency Declared for Oil Spill Off Santa Barbara Coast, NBC News (05-21-2015)

When You Drill, You Spill; Huffington Green (05-27-2015)
The Santa Barbara County spill, one of the largest in California history, reiterates what we already know: We can’t extract oil and transport it without putting our beaches, wildlife, and coastal communities at risk. The sad fact is, when you drill, you spill.

Louisiana Environmental Group Warns Santa Barbara Oil Spill Cleanup Workers to Protect Their Health, DesmogBlog (06-09-2015)

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